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Welcome to Nease, Coach Drafts

By: Brady Lorch (Sports Editor)
Recently, Nease’s beloved football head coach, Tim Krause has left Nease to continue coaching at one of his old stomping grounds, Bishop Kenny High School. In his place he has left a vacancy for the football head coach position. This spot will be filled by Collin Drafts, a native of Beaufort, South Carolina. Previously the head coach of AC Flora High School in Columbia, SC, Drafts took over and led his…

Governmental Terrorists?

By: Brady Lorch (Sports Editor)
Monday, President Trump labeled the Iranian military’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps a terrorist organization. Trump has stated that by designating the I.R.G.C. as terrorists, he is “underscores the fact that Iran’s actions are fundamentally different from those of other governments.” Trump also said that this action “makes crystal clear the risks of conducting business with, or providing support to, the…

On the Run, But Sure to be Back

By: Brady Lorch (Sports Editor)
After four years of combat, US-backed combatants have finally flushed members of ISIS out of the last village held by the radical Islamic group. After withstanding a small siege in the town of Baghuz, Syria, the final piece of ISIS controlled land was taken and this nearly 20 year war was ended. Although the ideals still live on and members are still attacking targets in the Middle East, ISIS has lost its most…

What Being an “A”-Rated District Entails

By: Bella Ibrahim (Managing Web Editor)
Did you know that St. John’s County has received an A grade for the last nine years in a row?  Maybe you did. But what exactly does that mean?  Jackie Pappas believes it comes from “attention to students’ success so overall scores increase and opportunities become more available.”  However, she also said that it places more of an importance on test scores than the information the students are able to retain in…

Farewell, Coach Krause

By: Brady Lorch (Sports Editor) and Maria Ribot (Managing Layout Editor)
The Nease football coach, Tim Krause, is resigning as of next season, to be a head coach at Bishop Kenny High School. According to Krause, saying goodbye to the athletes and parents was emotional. However, he is looking forward to returning to Bishop Kenny, the place where he started his coaching career. He has stated that…

SOUPer Bowl: Great Event—Even Greater Cause

By: Hannah Favorite (Co-Publisher)
The 2019 SOUPer Bowl took place January 31 at Nease High School and raised approximately $30,000 from ticket sales and donations. Money raised at the event will be donated to Blessings in a Backpack, an organization that fills backpacks with food for children in need to take home on weekends. Tickets were sold for $25 dollars each and donations were taken as well. Each attendee was able to bring…

Common Core is No More

By: Bella Ibrahim (Managing Web Editor)
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis issued an Executive Order Friday afternoon finally disbanding Common Core learning styles in Florida schools. Many are on edge about the potential impact regarding this sudden change.  DeSantis assures that “It will be more geared toward knowledge than maybe just teaching to a test.” However, some parents believe abandoning the Common Core and any program like…

Nease Votes are in—and the Results are Not the Same as the Rest of FL

By: Alexander Brailsford
Although many students do not yet have the ability to legally vote, The Vertical’s mock election granted them the power to voice their preferences in this year’s midterm elections. Some pundits have labeled this year’s elections as the most important of our lifetimes, with many issues potentially arriving at the forefront of the political agenda as Democrats battle the Trump administration…